Sydney Contemporary

Discover with Benjamin Law—

We invited writer, journalist, and all-around connoisseur of culture Benjamin Law to select his highlights from Explore Sydney Contemporary. Browse and buy artwork by over 500 artists online from 11–21 November 2021.

"When buying art, I look for a combination of playfulness, provocation and profundity."

Benjamin Law is a Sydney / Eora-based writer, journalist, columnist and screenwriter. He is the author of The Family Law (2010), Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012), the Quarterly Essay Moral Panic 101 (2017) and editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019). Benjamin created and co-wrote three seasons of the award-winning SBS TV series The Family Law, based on his memoir, and wrote the sold-out mainstage play Torch the Place for Melbourne Theatre Company (2020). 

In 2019, he was named one of the Asian-Australian Leadership Summit’s (AALS) 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australians, and is involved with many foundations and NFP organisations across Australia such as Sydney Festival, Victorian Pride Central, Bridge for Asylum seekers and more.


Atong Atem
Banksia (large), 2021
led neon
123cm x 88cm
Edition: edition 1 of 10 + 2 A/P
AU$9,000 incl. GST
Presented by MARS Gallery
View on Explore

On the art that inspires him – "Art that is beautiful, but also has something to say. Art that unfurls presumptions, explodes pre-existing lazy assumptions about history, politics and identity. And, of course, art that has been made with care and passion. "

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Tony Albert
You Wreck Me #56, 2020
printed photographs and vintage Captain Cook ephemera on archival paper sheet
29cm x 38.5cm
AU$2,420 incl. GST
Presented by Sullivan+Strumpf


Atong Atem
Banksia, 2021
Digital video (dimensions variable)
116cm x 159cm
Edition: edition of 10 + AP
Click to watch video
AU$12,500 incl. GST
Presented by MARS Gallery

Betty Kuntiwa Pumani, Antara, 2020, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 200 x 250 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery.

Betty Kuntiwa Pumani
Antara, 2020
synthetic polymer paint on linen
250cm x 200cm
AU$30,000 incl. GST
Presented by Alcaston Gallery


Lindy Lee
black dew, 2021
Chinese ink, fire and rain on paper (unframed)
155cm x 103cm
AU$22,000 incl. GST
Presented by Sullivan+Strumpf


Margaret Dodd
Blue Commodore with Chinese Dragon, 2009
13cm x 37cm x 18cm
AU$15,000 incl. GST
Presented by GAGPROJECTS

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